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Books

The Maximalist

Aditya Mani Jha

SB Divya’s science-fiction novel, set in 2095, pits humans against Artificial Intelligence. The author in conversation with Aditya Mani Jha

Akbarnama: Peace with All

The Akbarnama continues to be relevant not because it valorises one man but rather because it echoes the tenet of unity in diversity

Thresholds of Time and Space

A finely delineated and sharply observed story of a middle-class Delhi family during Partition, by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, wins the International Booker Prize. A first for a translation from India

The Art of Adornment

Miniature paintings that allow us to see a deity anew

‘Character means everything to me in my writing,’ says Monica Ali

Monica Ali’s new novel deals with love and betrayal, race and gender. She speaks to Nandini Nair about interrogating stereotypes

Abhilash Tomy: The Solitary Sailor

Abhilash Tomy relives his 151-day, nonstop, solo journey circumnavigating the globe

Vinod Rai: A Defining Innings

Vinod Rai recounts his 33-month stint at BCCI with a ring of authenticity

A Political Lifejacket

The government’s motivation behind planning in India is far more interesting than the economic idea of planning

Tragicomedy Times

A satirical play uses fantasy to tell of today’s faultlines

Begin Again

What happens when 13 people quit societal norms and live on a deserted island for 25 years?

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